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  • Light Gauge - Steelpark

    Supplying an extensive range of sheets and blanks of cold rolled, metallic coated and hot rolled specifications, our large-scale decoiling facilities bring the benefits of excellent flatness and surface presentation to customers in the sheet metal and light engineering markets.

    Our state-of-the-art facilities supply slit steel coil to customers in the construction fit-out and light engineering markets, providing the widest range of cold rolled, metallic coated and hot rolled products, along with responsive, efficient and friendly service. 

    • Steelpark factsheet

      More about the Steelpark, the UK’s largest steel distribution and processing centre, and the only one to be supported by a domestic steel mill. Based in Wednesfield, West Midlands, the Steelpark has specialised in distribution and processing for 20 years. 

    • Centre of excellence for slit steel coil.

      We are the only major steel supplier with four large slitting machines under one roof, plus a dedicated unit for slitting narrow coil. It means you benefit from a responsive, secure supply, backed up by high quality, flexible support.

    • Large or small, we can supply it.

      From the smallest blanks to the largest sheets, our large shears allow you to benefit from a full range of products, complementing our multi-stand blanking and decoiling lines.

      You can also take advantage of additional value-adding processing services at our adjacent service centres.

    • Managing lean supply chains.

      Our state-of-the-art IT systems enable us to manage complex Kanban/JIT supply arrangements, allowing you to focus on your processing activities with peace of mind and security of supply.

      What's more, with 24-hour operations, we can offer regular, flexible nationwide deliveries.

    Contact us

    Light Gauge

    The Steelpark , Steelpark Way

    Wednesfield, Wolverhampton

    WV11 3SQ

    United Kingdom

    T +44 (0) 1902 484040

    F +44 (0) 1902 484049

    Overview

     

    Our Light Gauge service centre at Steelpark focuses on the supply of flat sheet for a wide variety of market applications in the sheet metal fabrication and light engineering segments. Our slitting facilities supply slit steel coil to a multitude of customers in the construction fit-out and light engineering market. Located at Steelpark near Wolverhampton, it employs three highly-productive multi-strand blankers, a large dedicated decoiler for sheet production, four large slitting machines and a dedicated unit for the slitting of narrow coil. It processes the full range of Tata Steel cold-rolled, metallic-coated and hot-rolled coil specifications. 

    Customer benefits

    Light Gauge Decoiling – Steelpark offers a range of benefits:

    • Repeatable processing. As part of a UK-based supply chain, we benefit from the consistent product quality of Tata Steel’s modern manufacturing sites at Port Talbot, Llanwern and Shotton. This ensures a repeatable processing experience for our customers. The majority of coil is supplied from South Wales via our own Round Oak rail terminal a few miles from the Steelpark, as part of a lean supply chain.

    • Security of supply. We offer a unique combination of three highly-productive multi-strand blankers and a large dedicated decoiler for sheet production, all located under one roof. It means we can provide customers with secure supply and sufficient capacity to support your growth plans - without compromising service.

    • Choice and savings. As well as supplying sheets and blanks, we also have the capability to shear in the same facility. This provides customers with a wide choice of blank size and shape, saving cost and time in further processing.

    Multi-product offering

    Steelpark is also home to our Automotive Service Centre. This offers the opportunity to source a wider range of blanks (including press blanks) and additional processing from one of the largest and most modern steel service centres in Europe.

    Tailored products

    As an extension of the producing mills’ supply chain, we are able to interact with our manufacturing, technical and R&D colleagues regarding product specification. We can access the full range of steel grades, finishes and dimensional tolerances to develop unique specifications best suited to a particular application.

     

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    Processing capability


    Decoiling

      Thickness Width Length Comments
    Min  (mm) Max (mm) Min  (mm) Max (mm) Min  (mm) Max (mm)
    Decoiling 0.7 3 900 2000 700 4000 2t pack weight
    Blanking 0.35 3.2 600 2000 420 4000 Minimum blank width = 150mm
    Up to 5 strands per coil width
    Shearing 0.4 6 200 3050 200 2450 Minimum blank size = 20mm
    Five high-accuracy shears


    Slitting 

    Slit width, min (mm) Slit coil thickness, range (mm) Comments
    30 0.20 – 8.00 Hot-rolled, Hot-rolled P&O, Cold-rolled, Metallic coated (inc. MagiZinc®)

     

     

     

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    Services

     

    Light Gauge Decoiling – Steelpark can provide a number of services to complement our best-in-class processing capability.

    • Liaison engineers. Our liaison engineers have detailed knowledge of our products and processes and how they interact with those of our customers. It means we can provide responsive support, helping to resolve material and processing issues quickly. Our engineers also provide guidance on product specifications and the introduction of new products.
    • Supply chain. We are experienced in the management of Kanban/JIT and other supply arrangements. We utilise complete IT systems that allow you to focus on your own processing activities with peace of mind regarding security of supply.  Our 24-hour operations support flexible and regular delivery schedules on a nationwide basis.
    • Matching your requirements. As part of Tata Steel, direct access to our own manufacturing facilities allows greater choice of both surface texture and surface finish. This means we can provide the best match for your processing and coating requirements. In addition, chrome-free passivation (HDG) is available for compliance with application-related market standards.
    • Packaging. Processed material can be presented in your preferred orientation and packing type – ensuring ease of handling and subsequent processing in addition to safe loading and transport.

     

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    Supporting activities

     

    Light Gauge Decoiling - Steelpark benefits from a number of supporting activities and features to provide customers with an optimum solution.

    • Integrated supply chain. Light Gauge Decoiling is part of an integrated supply chain. We make steel in Port Talbot or IJmuiden and roll it in Llanwern, Port Talbot or IJmuiden. The steel is galvanised in Llanwern or Shotton, before slitting and decoiling at Steelpark. Visibility of customer requirements and demand through the supply chain allows stock levels to be managed to meet demand effectively.
    • Full product traceability. The Tata Steel supply chain ensures we are able to manage product traceability effectively from primary production through to despatch.
    • Product development. As one of the world’s largest steel producers, Tata Steel is able to offer customers an increasing range of innovative products. As part of our aim to supply differentiated products, we are launching up to 50 new products each year. Examples include highly formable and high-strength steels and novel coatings. We have also developed additional processing services.

    Tata Steel is the leading steel processor and distributor in the UK and Ireland, giving customers access to:

    • A complete product offering. Tata Steel manufactures an extensive range of steel products, including hot-rolled, cold-reduced, and coated products. We have the ability to supply whatever you need for your particular business.
    • Best-in-class processing facilities. Our service centres have benefited from significant investment, resulting in best-in-class facilities across an array of processing technologies. We offer: the latest plate profiling and machining centres; high capability slitting, decoiling and blanking of strip products; latest automotive processing facilities including press blanking and tailor welded blanks.
    • In-depth industry knowledge. Tata Steel service centres serve more than 6,000 individual customers each year. Our extensive experience of steel products, processing and applications can be utilised to support the development of your business.

     

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    Overview

    Overview

     

    Our Light Gauge service centre at Steelpark focuses on the supply of flat sheet for a wide variety of market applications in the sheet metal fabrication and light engineering segments. Our slitting facilities supply slit steel coil to a multitude of customers in the construction fit-out and light engineering market. Located at Steelpark near Wolverhampton, it employs three highly-productive multi-strand blankers, a large dedicated decoiler for sheet production, four large slitting machines and a dedicated unit for the slitting of narrow coil. It processes the full range of Tata Steel cold-rolled, metallic-coated and hot-rolled coil specifications. 

    Customer benefits

    Light Gauge Decoiling – Steelpark offers a range of benefits:

    • Repeatable processing. As part of a UK-based supply chain, we benefit from the consistent product quality of Tata Steel’s modern manufacturing sites at Port Talbot, Llanwern and Shotton. This ensures a repeatable processing experience for our customers. The majority of coil is supplied from South Wales via our own Round Oak rail terminal a few miles from the Steelpark, as part of a lean supply chain.

    • Security of supply. We offer a unique combination of three highly-productive multi-strand blankers and a large dedicated decoiler for sheet production, all located under one roof. It means we can provide customers with secure supply and sufficient capacity to support your growth plans - without compromising service.

    • Choice and savings. As well as supplying sheets and blanks, we also have the capability to shear in the same facility. This provides customers with a wide choice of blank size and shape, saving cost and time in further processing.

    Multi-product offering

    Steelpark is also home to our Automotive Service Centre. This offers the opportunity to source a wider range of blanks (including press blanks) and additional processing from one of the largest and most modern steel service centres in Europe.

    Tailored products

    As an extension of the producing mills’ supply chain, we are able to interact with our manufacturing, technical and R&D colleagues regarding product specification. We can access the full range of steel grades, finishes and dimensional tolerances to develop unique specifications best suited to a particular application.

     

    back to top

    Processing capability

    Processing capability


    Decoiling

      Thickness Width Length Comments
    Min  (mm) Max (mm) Min  (mm) Max (mm) Min  (mm) Max (mm)
    Decoiling 0.7 3 900 2000 700 4000 2t pack weight
    Blanking 0.35 3.2 600 2000 420 4000 Minimum blank width = 150mm
    Up to 5 strands per coil width
    Shearing 0.4 6 200 3050 200 2450 Minimum blank size = 20mm
    Five high-accuracy shears


    Slitting 

    Slit width, min (mm) Slit coil thickness, range (mm) Comments
    30 0.20 – 8.00 Hot-rolled, Hot-rolled P&O, Cold-rolled, Metallic coated (inc. MagiZinc®)

     

     

     

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    Services

    Services

     

    Light Gauge Decoiling – Steelpark can provide a number of services to complement our best-in-class processing capability.

    • Liaison engineers. Our liaison engineers have detailed knowledge of our products and processes and how they interact with those of our customers. It means we can provide responsive support, helping to resolve material and processing issues quickly. Our engineers also provide guidance on product specifications and the introduction of new products.
    • Supply chain. We are experienced in the management of Kanban/JIT and other supply arrangements. We utilise complete IT systems that allow you to focus on your own processing activities with peace of mind regarding security of supply.  Our 24-hour operations support flexible and regular delivery schedules on a nationwide basis.
    • Matching your requirements. As part of Tata Steel, direct access to our own manufacturing facilities allows greater choice of both surface texture and surface finish. This means we can provide the best match for your processing and coating requirements. In addition, chrome-free passivation (HDG) is available for compliance with application-related market standards.
    • Packaging. Processed material can be presented in your preferred orientation and packing type – ensuring ease of handling and subsequent processing in addition to safe loading and transport.

     

    back to top

    Supporting activities

    Supporting activities

     

    Light Gauge Decoiling - Steelpark benefits from a number of supporting activities and features to provide customers with an optimum solution.

    • Integrated supply chain. Light Gauge Decoiling is part of an integrated supply chain. We make steel in Port Talbot or IJmuiden and roll it in Llanwern, Port Talbot or IJmuiden. The steel is galvanised in Llanwern or Shotton, before slitting and decoiling at Steelpark. Visibility of customer requirements and demand through the supply chain allows stock levels to be managed to meet demand effectively.
    • Full product traceability. The Tata Steel supply chain ensures we are able to manage product traceability effectively from primary production through to despatch.
    • Product development. As one of the world’s largest steel producers, Tata Steel is able to offer customers an increasing range of innovative products. As part of our aim to supply differentiated products, we are launching up to 50 new products each year. Examples include highly formable and high-strength steels and novel coatings. We have also developed additional processing services.

    Tata Steel is the leading steel processor and distributor in the UK and Ireland, giving customers access to:

    • A complete product offering. Tata Steel manufactures an extensive range of steel products, including hot-rolled, cold-reduced, and coated products. We have the ability to supply whatever you need for your particular business.
    • Best-in-class processing facilities. Our service centres have benefited from significant investment, resulting in best-in-class facilities across an array of processing technologies. We offer: the latest plate profiling and machining centres; high capability slitting, decoiling and blanking of strip products; latest automotive processing facilities including press blanking and tailor welded blanks.
    • In-depth industry knowledge. Tata Steel service centres serve more than 6,000 individual customers each year. Our extensive experience of steel products, processing and applications can be utilised to support the development of your business.

     

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